Nutrition plays a vital role in health and wellness. Those that complete coursework involving nutrition, including Medical Assistants (MAs), can leverage skills to improve their health and the health of those in their care in several life-changing ways.
The job outlook for medical assistants is booming, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is expected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022. Medical assistants are a vital part of the healthcare system, completing administrative work as well as some clinical tasks to assistant other health care professionals. Most medical assistants work full-time at clinics or hospitals, making a median annual salary of $29,370 in 2012 (top earners make more than $41,570).